The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #122952 Message #2713509
Posted By: Richard Bridge
01-Sep-09 - 05:00 AM
Thread Name: Mini Folk Festival Kent UK 31st August
Subject: RE: Mini Folk Festival Kent UK 31st August
Thanks for the flattery. It's simple. Most of John's stuff is in D or G (or easily capo-able to one of them). There is only one note difference in the scales: the C or C#. So leave it out. Now if you play the wrong note (so long as it's in scale) it's a harmony, and if you're out of time it's syncopation or backbeat. Just watch the ins, outs, and tacets (bits where you stop playing in the middle of the song). Job done.
The stuff Brian is doing on mandola is actually lots cleverer than what I'm doing on mandolin, and if you really want to see a mandolin-player locally (Kent), go to see Cliff Bayliss.